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Greetings.

For the last 5 years or so, my Father and I have had a 6'x12' O gauge layout. Until recently we would run conventional train sets including my Grandfather's postwar Lionel on the plywood tabletop, and enjoyed visiting model train shows.

Last winter is when significant progress was made on the scenery of the layout, and I gathered a good amount of knowledge from this forum, and figured it was time to make an account.

I look forward to participating in conversations and sharing my model railroad adventure with the great people of this forum.

John

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Welcome. I see your forum name is Hiawatha98. You are so lucky. A little known fact is only Milwaukee Road folks are allowed on the forum. A few others try to get on sometimes but only Milwaukee people are really on. LOL Welcome to the funny farm. Don

Hiawatha98/John, Your very pleasant self-introductory posting makes us all, I am sure, quite interested in seeing photos of your layout, anytime it is comfortable for you to share them with us. We enjoy seeing progress with layouts chronicled, so please accept our welcome and join in the fun!

FrankM

Hiawatha98 posted:

Greetings.

For the last 5 years or so, my Father and I have had a 6'x12' O gauge layout. Until recently we would run conventional train sets including my Grandfather's postwar Lionel on the plywood tabletop, and enjoyed visiting model train shows.

Last winter is when significant progress was made on the scenery of the layout, and I gathered a good amount of knowledge from this forum, and figured it was time to make an account.

I look forward to participating in conversations and sharing my model railroad adventure with the great people of this forum.

Welcome aboard!

owner, operator of The Cuyahoga Valley Short Line Railroad,

TTOS#8836

Jim R. posted:

If you are close by, plan a stop at the Milwaukee Lionel Railroad Club in New Berlin. Saturday and Sunday hours begin in October and run through April, and the club is also open Fridays year-round.

I'll be sure to check it out if I'm in that area! Thanks.

John

Hiawatha98 posted:

Thanks everyone for the warm welcome. Here is a picture I took a while back. The train is a LionChief+ Hudson pulling Menards freight cars. I might have a problem, I can't stop buying their cars.20180505_124529

Have a care my friend.I told my self"I will get this one boxcar and thats it"To day I have 4 containers full of o gauge freight cars.And lord help you if you go to a train show.People will start giving out deals.And the next thing you know your carrying more trains to your car.BTW welcome given enough time you will be nice and numb.

Hello John, welcome aboard, you have joined up with a great bunch of knowledgeable people and a great bunch of guys and gals.  As for me, I live in the arm-pit of Texas, far West Texas.  I don't know of any O gauge guys here in town but that's ok, I can live with it.  I don't have a layout either, not yet anyway but one is coming in the hopefully not to distant future.  I don't have a large collection either, I have a few postwar pieces and I like to run them when I set up a loop on my wife's Dept 56 display and that is when I run them.  I like to see the older stuff run as it reminds me of my childhood laying on my grandmothers living room floor with my Uncle and literally running the wheels off of his Marx SF F-3's or whatever they were, we ran the living daylights out of them.  Those were the days.  That is what got me interested in O gauge 3 rail.  My dad always bought me HO but deep down I really wanted a Lionel train set.  This was back in the early 50's.  So welcome aboard and have fun.

JEM

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